Clay Elliott

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Prayer Thought: Don’t Dare to Compare

Prayer Thought: Don’t Dare to Compare “God gave you your own race to run, stop comparing yourself to other people. They have their race and you have yours. Run hard and don’t quit.”  -LaCrae As the saying goes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That can certainly be true in one sense, but also a load of garbage in another. Let me explain.  WE all have people in our lives that we’ve looked up to. Whether it’s someone famous, a parent, a teacher, a pastor, a married couple etc. In all of these examples there are qualities in these […]

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Prayer Thought: Family Ties

Prayer Thought: Family Ties If you were breathing in America in the mid 80’s you’d remember a very popular show called Family Ties. The whole premise of the show was about the lives of an upper middle-class family known as the Keatons. More importantly for me Alex P. Keaton played by Michael J. Fox. I can remember watching this show thinking Alex Keaton was one of the coolest characters on TV. Why would I think that, you ask? Because it just so happened that Alex was a high school student who wore slacks, a sweater vest, and a tie to

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Prayer Thought: What is Your Last Resort?

Prayer Thought: What is Your Last Resort? What I’m about to write in these next few sentences may be some of the most convicting I’ve written in a long, long time. When we are tired, when we face immense amounts of exhaustion, when we believe there’s absolutely no way the Lord could put even one more thing on our plates for today, tomorrow, the next week, or next month, what exactly is it that we do? I will tell you from my own personal experience that I don’t always do what I know is the very best thing for me

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Prayer Thought: No More “Fake It Til’ You Make It” Praying

Prayer Thought: No More “Fake It Til’ You Make It” Praying “The tendency of these times is to an ostentatious parade of doing, which enfeebles the life and dissipates the spirit of praying. There may be kneeling, and there may be standing in prayerful attitude. There may be much bowing of the head, and yet there may be no serious, real praying. Prayer is real work. Praying is vital work. Prayer has in its keeping the very heart of worship. There may be the exhibit, the circumstance, and the pomp of praying, and yet no real praying. There may be

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Prayer Thought: Saved to Pray

Prayer Thought: Saved to Pray Have you ever realized that one of the main reasons you and I were saved by grace through the death of Christ was so that we could pray! Check out Jesus’ words in John 15:16, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” Did you catch that? Read it again in the shorter version…”You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you…SO THAT whatever

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